- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 20, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Dalai Lama meeting 11:30 a.m. Members of Congress, including Sen. Jesse Helms, North Carolina Republican, hold a meeting with the Dalai Lama. Location: Capitol, Room S-116. Contact: 202/224-4651.

Youth vote campaign 12:15 p.m. Youth Service America holds a news conference to kick off ServiceVote 2000, a national campaign aimed at mobilizing young volunteers, 18 to 24. The participants include Sens. Bob Kerrey, Nebraska Democrat, and John McCain, Arizona Republican; and Steve Culbertson, Youth Service America president. Location: Capitol, Senate swamp. Contact: 202/547-3577.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

Meets with King Mohammed VI of Morocco, White House.

VICE PRESIDENT GORE

Travels to Lexington, Ky.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Commerce Department releases a report on U.S. international trade in goods and services for April. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

2 p.m. Treasury Department issues the Treasury statement (The "Monthly Budget") for May. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

2:30 p.m. Treasury Department auctions three- and six-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

SENATE

No schedule available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee marks up pending legislation, including the Fairness Cabin User Fee Act of 1999, and considers pending nominations. Location: 328-A Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2035.

9:30 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on federal service programs. Montana Gov. Marc Racicot and Harris Wofford, CEO of the Corporation for National Service, testify. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

10 a.m. Finance international trade subcommittee holds a hearing for testimony regarding dispute settlement and the World Trade Organization. Charlene Barshefsky, U.S. trade representative, testifies. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4288.

10:15 a.m. Energy and Natural Resources Committee marks up a bill to facilitate the transition to more competitive and efficient power markets, which began May 24. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. for morning hour and at 10 a.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Resources fisheries conservation, wildlife and oceans subcommittee marks up legislation expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that there should be established a National Ocean Day and holds a hearing on the Keystone Species Conservation Act of 1999 and the Great Ape Conservation Act of 2000. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

9:30 a.m. Appropriations Committee marks up the Energy and Water Development appropriations bill for fiscal 2001. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

9:30 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure aviation subcommittee holds a hearing on placement of defibrillators and other heart attack survival devices on airplanes and in airports. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

10 a.m. Banking and Financial Services Committee holds a hearing on the Internet Gambling Funding Prohibition Act. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.

2 p.m. Ways and Means, oversight subcommittee holds a hearing on proposals for enhanced public disclosure relating to political activities of tax-exempt organizations. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

5 p.m. Rules Committee considers rules for floor debate of appropriations legislation. Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA

League of Women Voters convention all day The League of Women Voters holds its biennial convention.

Highlights 8:35 a.m. Sen. Paul Wellstone, Minnesota Democrat, address.

9:30 a.m. Ann Richards, former governor of Texas, address.

Location: Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/347-3020.

Social Security forum 8:30 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a forum, "Save It or Spend It? What to Do with the Social Security Surplus." Participants include Rep. Mark Sanford, South Carolina Republican; Newt Gingrich, American Enterprise Institute, and former House speaker; and Robert Reischauer, Urban Institute. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Prescription drug crisis news conference 9:30 a.m. The Center for Policy Alternatives holds a news conference to discuss why state action is necessary to address the prescription drug crisis. John Sweeney, AFL-CIO president, participates. Location: West Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/387-6030.

Report release 9:30 a.m. The Bank Street College of Education holds a news conference to release a report, "Small Schools: Great Strides," summarizing the findings of a comprehensive study on small schools. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/667-0901.

Hate crimes legislation news conference 10 a.m. Sens. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, and Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, and David O'Malley of the Laramie, Wyo., Police Department, hold a news conference on hate crimes legislation. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4543.

Prescription drugs news conference 10 a.m. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, Connecticut Democrat, holds a news conference on prescription drugs. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-3661.

Debt reduction news conference 10:45 a.m. Members of Congress, including Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, hold a news conference on debt reduction. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-0600.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee briefing 11 a.m. The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds a briefing by committee staff on "Financing Indian School Facilities." Location: 485 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2251.

Cancer news conference 11 a.m. The American Cancer Society holds a news conference to call attention to the issues surrounding cancer. Location: Capitol, West Terrace Steps. Contact: 202/661-5710.

HUD budget cuts news conference 11 a.m. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew M. Cuomo and Reps. Richard A. Gephardt, Missouri Democrat, and Carolyn McCarthy, New York Democrat, hold a news conference to denounce proposed cuts in HUD's 2001 budget that undermine efforts to ensure safer cities and administer the landmark Smith and Wesson agreement on gun safety. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-0100.

Truckers news conference 11:15 a.m. Advocates for Highway Safety, Parents Against Tired Truckers, Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways and Public Citizen hold a news conference to warn U.S. motorists of a Transportation Department proposal that would increase maximum driving time for interstate truckers and bus drivers from 10 to 12 hours per day. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/408-1711 or 202/588-1000.

Groundbreaking ceremony 11:30 a.m. Members of Congress hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center project. Location: Capitol, East Front by the Fountain, House Side. Contact: 202/225-2800.

Rockwell luncheon 12:30 p.m. The National Press Club hosts a Newsmaker luncheon featuring a program on "Norman Rockwell, Pictures for the American People." The speaker is Mr. Rockwell's youngest son, Peter Rockwell. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Russian capital markets discussion 1 p.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion on "Development of the Russian Capital Markets: Establishing a Basis for Investor Trust." The speaker is Igor Kositkov, chairman of the Federal Commission for the Securities Market of the Russian Federation. Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Book forum 5 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a book forum on "Tocqueville on American Character." The participants include: Michael Ledeen, American Enterprise Institute; Michael Barone, U.S. News and World Report; and William Galston, University of Maryland. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

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